Sunday, November 02, 2008

Kota Kinabalu may become AirAsia X's hub

Kota Kinabalu: AirAsia X, the long-haul franchise of AirAsia, may commence its service from the Kota Kinabalu International Airport (KKIA), according to an AirAsia top official.

AirAsia Bhd Chairman Datuk Aziz Bakar has not denied this possibility but declined to elaborate on those destinations they were eyeing.

While not specifying the time period to achieve this, he said: "I am sure AirAsia X will look into it. But right now, the airline probably does not have sufficient aircraft (to accommodate the flights)," he said at the launch of the Kota Kinabalu-Singapore route at Terminal 2 of KKIA, here, Saturday.

Aziz was asked if the airline was interested in introducing long-haul services from KKIA, such as Australian destinations. AirAsia X's inaugural flight was on Nov 2, last year to Gold Coast, Australia.

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